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Low Performing Schools Information

The General Assembly made changes to the definition of “Low Performing Schools” and gave specific guidance and direction to those schools.  This information was first received on October 1, 2016.

Low-performing schools are those that receive a school performance grade of D or F and a school growth score of “met expected growth” or “not met expected growth”.    For elementary schools, performance grades are based on student achievement on their End-of-Grades tests in grades 3-5 (80%) and growth (only 20%).  Unfortunately, according to this new legislation, a school can meet expected growth and still be designated as low performing. According to legislation, a letter must be distributed by October 31 to parents of students in these schools.

Six schools received that designation in Craven County: Havelock Elementary, J.T. Barber Elementary, Oaks Road Elementary, Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary, H.J. MacDonald Middle, and Havelock Middle. 25 out of 115 school districts in North Carolina were designated as low performing districts and 804 schools were considered low-performing schools. 

As directed by the General Assembly, both schools have developed an improvement plan that specifically addresses how the school will strive to improve both in performance grade and growth.  Plans have already been shared with the Board of Education, and Central Services will provide support in execution of these plans.

To access the School Improvement Plans for each school please enter the login and password listed below:

Oaks Road Elementary School  Guest Login and Password GuestS15939
Havelock Elementary School Guest Login and Password GuestS15934
J.T. Barber Elementary School Guest Login and Password GuestS15937
Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School Guest Login and Password GuestS15929
H.J. MacDonald Middle School Guest Login and Password GuestS15933
Havelock Middle School Guest Login and Password GuestS15939